Manchester Airport Restaurants
The Departures lounge, past Security in Terminal 1, has a large Starbucks, Caffé Ritazza, Burger King and Soho Coffee Co. on its main level – and also three even larger eateries upstairs on the Food terrace: Giraffe, Bar MCR, and the Real Food Company. There’s a decent variety of food and snacks available, then – and for different budgets.
The Arrivals hall in Terminal 1 has three fairly large restaurants with space to sit down available at all three of them – though the most comfortable is Joe’s Kitchen, which also has a bar. The other two eateries are a Gregg’s and a Wrapid, so again you have a a decent choice of food, from bar food to pasties and healthy wraps! It’s not a bad place to catch a bite after checking in, to be honest – if you have time before you need to head through to the Departure Gates, that is.
The Terminal 2 Departures lounge has quite a few good places to eat or grab a snack – a Brodericks Love Coffee, The Observatory Bar, The Real Food Company, a Soho Coffee Co., a Starbucks and a Burger King – as well as newer additions in the form of a Caffe Nero and a Franjie & Benny’s family restaurant. Again, this provides a range of options and caters for a variety of budgets, so it should be easy to find something that suits your tastes as well as your pocket!
The Arrivals hall at Terminal 2 houses the large Bollin River Café and Clancey’s Coffee, so although it’s not got a great deal of variety, does provide nice places to sit and wait for friends and relatives – as well as comfortable venues for a meal after a long flight.
With a big Costa near the check-in desks before Security, Terminal 1 has just a handful of places to eat once you’re through Security in the Departures lounge. That said, all four are reasonably sized, and between them offer a decent range of food: you have the choice of another Costa Coffee, an Upper Crust outlet, the Voyager Café and Bar, and Bar 08 from which to get food and snacks.
In its Arrivals hall, Terminal 3 has a large Delice de Paris to deal with hunger pangs while waiting for loved ones to arrive, or before a long onward journey on arrival into Manchester!
Other options in the terminal complexThere’s also a café above the coach station near the train and coach station (follow the signs to Terminal 2), as well as one at the train station (although its opening hours are not the best). In addition, there’s a bar and restaurant at the Radisson Blu hotel on the walkway between the train/coach station and Terminal 2, which is worth considering if you have plenty time on your hands before or after check-in.